Monday, March 22, 2010

Library Blog Challenge




This is a library-loving blog challenge thought up by the fabulous Jennifer Hubbard whose book The Secret Year has gotten lots of great buzz!


For every commenter on this post between now and midnight on March 26th, I will donate $1 to the San Leandro Public Library, up to an amount of $200. You don't even have to say anything profound in the comments - 'librarians rock' will do.


Note that my pledge is “per commenter”—so if a single person leaves 50 comments, that still only counts once! But you can do more by spreading the word ... please link to this post, tweet about it, and send your friends here so they can comment and raise more money.


If you’re moved to make a flat-fee donation to your library, or to start your own challenge, you are quite welcome, and please leave that information in the comments.


For a complete list of participating bloggers (and to visit other sites where you can help libraries just by leaving a comment!) visit the writerjenn blog at http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/

104 comments:

Kristi Faith said...

Wow what an awesome concept! Great idea. Librarians do rock!

Anonymous said...

That's a great thing to do! Librarians are fantastic! =D

robinbridges said...

I love your library picture! Good luck with your challenge!

Maggie said...

Librarians are amazing. I absolutely love theYA librarian at my library. She's very nice.

This is also a really great concept. I'm glad to be helping out! I'll be sure to link back here for others.

jama said...

Hooray for libraries!

Jessy said...

This is such a great thing your doing!

Cari said...

Party like a librarian!

Disgruntled Bear said...

Libraries!

Saundra Mitchell said...

Librarians do, in fact, totally rock.

Emily said...

What an awesome thing to do! Kudos.

4IQREAD said...

Libraries are an awesome resource for our global society. Thanks.

writerjenn said...

Thanks for participating!

Jenn Hubbard

Mollie said...

This is great! Most libraries are in dire straights right now! And can use all the help they can get.

Sliding on the Edge said...

Beautiful site, Omolo. Good luck with your challenge. Wish me luck too. I just posted mine.

yabooknerd said...

thanks for helping out libraries

Jess said...

Yay for libraries! Librarians are amazing. My grandma always thought that was the coolest career in the world.

Lisa Schroeder said...

Hooray for libraries!!

My post is up here:

http://lisa-schroeder.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-loving-blog-challenge.html

Margo said...

Thanks for participating in the challenge, Cynthia!
My library-supporting blog entry can be found here: http://bit.ly/ilovelibraries

Nathan Bransford said...

Hooray for libraries!

Ashley said...

Thanks for participating!

Denise Jaden said...

Yay for libraries!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, fellow lover of libraries
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nomadshan said...

Love libraries! Thanks, Cynthia!

Anonymous said...

“When people who can read and write start fighting on behalf of people who can’t, you just end up with another kind of stupidity. If you want to help them, build a big library or something somewhere, and leave the doors open.”~Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times.

Michelle said...

Yay libraries! I just joined the challenge at my blog, too.

Michelle :)

Beth Mithen said...

I love libraries!

The1stdaughter said...

Just awesome! Can't wait to see how much good you do for your library! Wonderful challenge.

Taffy said...

Hi library-loving blogger!I wish my library was bigger so it could hold more books!

Here is my challenge:
http://taffyscandy.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-loving-blog-challenge.html

Julie_c said...

Alright Ms. Moneybags - dole it out. :)

Candace said...

This is pretty cool; libraries rock!

holly cupala said...

Oooh, I'm library-lovin' that scrumptious library pic. I'm doing the challenge at my blog, too, Holly Cupala, Tell Me a Secret!

Anonymous said...

I heart librarians!!!

Em said...

Thanks for helping your library! We need more people like you :-)

K.T. Doyle said...

What an awesome idea! Libraries rock!

Patty said...

How Cool! Thanks so much for doing this for SLPL! BTW, I just put a hold on "Dirty Little Secrets" at work! :D

deborahfreedman said...

Hurray for rockin' libraries and librarians!

Chris Selig, Teen Librarian said...

Thanks Cynthia! "Dirty Little Secrets" already has two holds on it here at SLPL.

Lori said...

Librarians appreciate the love and need the $$$! (Books aren't cheap.) Thanks so much for giving both. Congratulations on your new book!

mbarloga said...

Have been introduced to your books through D Ruuska. Very enjoyable. Thanks for contributing locally. Mary Beth Barloga

Christopher O. said...

This is a very philanthropic gesture. Thank you so much!!

Mary Lee said...

Thank you for promoting the San Leandro Library and its librarians, Cynthia!

"We cannot have good libraries until we first have good librarians -- properly educated, professionally recognized, and fairly rewarded."
-Herbert S. White
Library Journal,15 November 1999, pp. 44-45)

Jon said...

Thanks so much. This is awesome! Librarians are great to work with.

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Someone should set this up for my library... since htey take AGE to get new books =( But! Now you get to pay 43! Woot!

Vonna said...

Congratulations to the San Leandro Public Library!

Jody said...

I loved The Secret Year. I also loved Dirty Little Secrets. Maybe I'll put "secret" in my next book title.

Lovin' your library love!

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Wow, this is amazing! You're so generous to donate...librarians surely do rock!

Sarah Jean said...

Yay! :)

The Book Girl said...

This is such a fantastic idea! YOU rock :-).

Kira said...

Great idea! Good luck :)

Kelsey said...

Awesome idea! Hope your library can order some great new books <3

writergirlcoll said...

Hooray for libraries!

coll

Sara said...

Love me some libraries!

Cheryl Renee Herbsman said...

Yay for libraries!

Jacket Whys said...

Librarians so ROCK! Remember that libraries are run by municipalities - so make sure that when you hear about cutting government spending, you remember that can mean cutting your libraries.
And to CynJay - big discussion at a YA librarians meeting today about DLS! I'm sure new readers for the book were grabbed today :-)

Keely said...

I was thinking of you only this morning! This is a wonderful post!

cynjay said...

$55 so far! Yay you guys. I still have money in my pocket though....

Thanks Linda - that warms my heart!
And thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! Let's keep going.

Tracy said...

Libraries rock!

Melissa Walker said...

Yay, libraries!

Lori L. said...

What a sad world it would be without libraries. Thank you to all who support them.

Deanna Gibbons said...

I love libraries! I start taking my kids from the time they are babies and we go almost every weekend!

Sarah said...

Hoorah for libraries!

Lara Zielin said...

This is so much fun. Thanks for being part of the challenge! Yay for libraries!

Amy Brecount White said...

Yay for libraries!!

(Now pls comment on mine!)

Christine said...

Your website is beautiful, and your books look really fascinating. I am going to check out both of them. Thanks for doing the library challenge. I am impressed with how many people are participating. Libraries need our help now more than ever, with this tough economic climate, and all of the budget cuts.

Ally said...

This makes me so happy! Yay for libraries! and Yay for what you are doing :)

Terra Mae said...

This is amazing!!! So great of you to support the local libraries! I think more people should do this. If I had the money I would too, but as small as a dollar is, its precious to me right now. LOL Get ready for more comments because I am going to tell my friends, and they know how book crazy I am and they support my addiction! HAHAHA

Leigh said...

Great cause!

ruthinaz said...

Thanks to Terra (the biggest book fan I know!) I'm here to post a comment in support of local libraries!!!

Hope you exceed your goal. And, librarians do rock!

Laura Resau said...

I LOVE libraries!!!
xo
Laura

Deborah and Kevin said...

I spent my summers as a kid sitting in my favorite tree reading from the stack of books I had gotten from our beautiful old Carnegie Library in Newton, Iowa. I enjoyed reading so much, I figured it must not be something adults must think I was "wasting my time" with! A life-long reader who, to this day, gets a huge sense of joy walking into my local library. Libraries rock, librarians rock, and Cynthia rocks!

ann said...

Just found out that New Jersey libraries are going under the ax, too. Librarians rock!

Erin said...

Yay! Libraries! Thank you for your support!

Lauren said...

Yay for libraries and books in general. And thanks to Terra for forwarding :-)

Rachel R said...

Yay for supporting libraries!

Also wanted to let you know that the copies of Dirty Little Secrets from your giveaway arrived, and I took a copy down to donate to my library today. Thank you again (and thank you from the library)!

And both I and my husband have already read and absolutely loved it. :)

Natalie said...

Another lover of libraries here! Brava, Cyn. :-)

The mad woman behind the blog said...

Yeah! I'm taking it up a notch! Added this to my blog and mentioned you. I'm counting tweets so I can catch up!

Becker said...

Thanks for supporting libraries!

Anonymous said...

I love the library! It's a great place to hang out and to get to know the librarians. Everyone's so nice!

Brodie said...

Thanks for showing your support to libraries! This is such a great challenge, it's inspiring to see so many people take part :)

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

Lots of library love! The Texas Sweethearts are participating in the challenge as well: http://texassweethearts.blogspot.com/2010/03/library-loving-blog-challenge.html

Ishta Mercurio said...

Every town, no matter how small, should have a library.

Good luck!

My library-loving post is at www.ishtamercurio.blogspot.com

Bev A said...

We love our libraries!

Catherine said...

Libraries. *confetti* \o\ /o/ \o/

Vivian said...

Yay for libraries! I'm hosting a comment challenge on my blog, too!

Shana Norris said...

Yay for libraries!

Anonymous said...

These days, libraries need all the help they can get!--Hilari

Kathy said...

Hooray for libraries!

Heidi Estrin said...

What a mitzvah!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

More $ for the library!!!!!

Marla Warren said...

I couldn’t live without libraries.

I'm participating in the library blog challenge, though I've gotten a bit of a late start:
Michael Crichton’s Recommended Reading – Library Promo

Ceci Garrett said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've already passed on the second copy once to a friend from church. She's an avid reader and wanted to know more about how I grew up. I thought "Dirty Little Secrets" was a great way for her to really understand it. She really enjoyed it.

Also, this last weekend when the kids and I were at the library, I put in a requisition request for them to get the book. The librarian did seem a little confused when I told him he didn't need to put it on hold for me...LOL. I simply explained that I knew there was at least one teenager in town who NEEDED to read that book, and probably lots of others who are her/his friend.

Best wishes, CJ!

The Editors said...

I love libraries!

Beverley BevenFlorez said...

Nice!

cynjay said...

Whoo hooo guys! Here we go...

Thanks Ceci - that is awesome!

Ellenanddavid said...

I heart the library! (And I secretly wish I was a librarian).

Littleman29 said...

Woot! Libraries are the greatest institutions ever created. They're awesome!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

love this challenge!

Brimful Curiosities said...

we visit our library weekly! We're also participating: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2010/03/2010-library-loving-blog-challenge-you.html

Sydney Salter said...

Commenter #99, checking in ; )

Sarah Kunz said...

I love libraries! So do my kids. And we love helpful librarians.

Joyce Lansky said...

Thanks for supporting a library.

Janet Fox said...

Hey there - so happy to meet you here in this library-loving place.

Hugs - Janet

Kelly Fineman said...

Glad you're supporting libraries!

bomololu21 said...

Our local library has been one of the great constants in our kid's lives thanks to you is paying off tremendously. Keep up the support.